Melvin Gold Consulting Ltd Specialist Consultants to the Hotel Industry
Melvin Gold Consulting Ltd | ‘Hilltop’, Carroll Hill | Loughton, Essex | IG10 1NL | Tel: +44 (0) 7906 630187 | Email: melvin.gold@melvingoldconsulting.com
To download the full 2011 report, click here For updated data (to end 2015) from Spotlight on Hospitality 2016 click here

Hotel Closures

Over 40,000 hotel rooms have closed in the UK since 2003. Research conducted by Melvin Gold Consulting has revealed that over 40,000 UK hotel rooms have closed since 2003 - the majority being small unbranded independent properties in coastal areas such as Cornwall, Blackpool and Torbay. The study indicates that at least 40,004 rooms have closed in 2,150 hotels – an average size of 18.6 rooms per property. Our most recent data on this topic including regional breakdown was included in this article written for Hospitality Digest 2014

The value of hotel construction in the United Kingdom

In an article published in the British Hospitality Association's Trends and Developments 2012 publication, Melvin Gold Consulting Ltd, in collaboration with International Management & Construction Consultants Gleeds, undertook an estimate of the value of construction activity in the UK hotel sector in the decade from 2003. Using the BHA's database of new openings, rebrandings and major refurbishments we estimated that the value of construction was £12.425bn and taking account of professional and related fees and the value of land is likely to exceed £20bn. This excludes the regular capital invested in the upkeep and maintenance of hotels. The full article can be downloaded by clicking here. Further supporting information including breakdowns by brand, location (region and major cities), hotel category and can be downloaded here. For updated data (to end 2013) from Hospitality Digest 2014 click here
It is our view that there were approximately 728,671 rooms in the UK at 31 December 2010.

Quantification of serviced accommodation supply in the United Kingdom and consideration of related issues

Melvin Gold Consulting Ltd has prepared a 2nd edition of our report exploring the current situation of serviced accommodation supply in the United Kingdom on behalf of our clients Travelodge. The first report was prepared in 2008 and this revised edition is dated March 2011.  Travelodge have kindly agreed to make this research available in the public domain. Highlights are:
Compound annual growth (CAG) of hotel industry supply was around 1.066% across the 37 year period from 1974 to 2010. We believe that some 39.7% of UK serviced accommodation might be considered as corporate branded and an additional 6.6% is part of consortia, the remainder being Independent (53.7%). We estimate total supply will reach 856,750 rooms in 2030, with some 224,266 being in the budget segment.  Thus the budget segment would reach some 26.2% of total supply in 2030. Our database identifies 15.8% of accommodation as being in the branded Budget sector, 13.7% as Full Service and 9.9% as Mid-Market. The budget sector has grown at 10.22% per annum in the past decade and exceeded 20% in the prior decade. We estimate total supply will reach 856,750 rooms in 2030, with some 224,266 being in the budget segment.  Thus the budget segment would reach some 26.2% of total supply in 2030. Our report also contains regional analysis and data for the largest cities. Our database identifies 15.8% of accommodation as being in the branded Budget sector, 13.7% as Full Service and 9.9% as Mid-Market.
Melvin Gold Consulting Ltd Specialist Consultants to the Hotel Industry
Melvin Gold Consulting Ltd | ‘Hilltop’, Carroll Hill | Loughton, Essex | IG10 1NL | Tel: +44 (0) 7906 630187 | Email: melvin.gold@melvingoldconsulting.com
To download the full 2011 report, click here For updated data (to end 2015) from Spotlight on Hospitality 2016 click here

Hotel Closures

Over 40,000 hotel rooms have closed in the UK since 2003. Research conducted by Melvin Gold Consulting has revealed that over 40,000 UK hotel rooms have closed since 2003 - the majority being small unbranded independent properties in coastal areas such as Cornwall, Blackpool and Torbay. The study indicates that at least 40,004 rooms have closed in 2,150 hotels – an average size of 18.6 rooms per property. Our most recent data on this topic including regional breakdown was included in this article written for Hospitality Digest 2014

The value of hotel construction in the United Kingdom

In an article published in the British Hospitality Association's Trends and Developments 2012 publication, Melvin Gold Consulting Ltd, in collaboration with International Management & Construction Consultants Gleeds, undertook an estimate of the value of construction activity in the UK hotel sector in the decade from 2003. Using the BHA's database of new openings, rebrandings and major refurbishments we estimated that the value of construction was £12.425bn and taking account of professional and related fees and the value of land is likely to exceed £20bn. This excludes the regular capital invested in the upkeep and maintenance of hotels. The full article can be downloaded by clicking here. Further supporting information including breakdowns by brand, location (region and major cities), hotel category and can be downloaded here. For updated data (to end 2013) from Hospitality Digest 2014 click here
It is our view that there were approximately 728,671 rooms in the UK at 31 December 2010. Compound annual growth (CAG) of hotel industry supply was around 1.066% across the 37 year period from 1974 to 2010. We believe that some 39.7% of UK serviced accommodation might be considered as corporate branded and an additional 6.6% is part of consortia, the remainder being Independent (53.7%). The budget sector has grown at 10.22% per annum in the past decade and exceeded 20% in the prior decade. We estimate total supply will reach 856,750 rooms in 2030, with some 224,266 being in the budget segment.  Thus the budget segment would reach some 26.2% of total supply in 2030. Our report also contains regional analysis and data for the largest cities. Our database identifies 15.8% of accommodation as being in the branded Budget sector, 13.7% as Full Service and 9.9% as Mid-Market.

Quantification of serviced accommodation supply in

the United Kingdom and consideration of related

issues

Melvin Gold Consulting Ltd has prepared a 2nd edition of our report exploring the current situation of serviced accommodation supply in the United Kingdom on behalf of our clients Travelodge. The first report was prepared in 2008 and this revised edition is dated March 2011.  Travelodge have kindly agreed to make this research available in the public domain. Highlights are: